UK ‘to keep lead shot’

Insider sources have suggested that DEFRA is likely to rule in favour of lead shot and reject the Lead Ammunition Group’s calls for a phase-out of lead-based ammunition.

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NEW! The Shooting Show – Glen Etive stags with a first-time stalker

Glen Etive is the scenic setting for double bass maker and keen shooter George ‘Turkish’ Martin’s first red stag stalk. With keeper Mark Shone leading him out for three successive days, and with top kit from Deerhunter, RWS and Swarovski

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Austria takes the lead on lead shot

Following the collapse of the UK’s Lead Ammunition Group (LAG), the Austrian government has announced plans to scrap research into phasing out lead. Just days after Sir Barney White-Spunner left the group in protest following “abuses of power”, Austrian ministers have decided

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Ensnared in a circular argument

David Taylor finds the facts and the sentiments of the anti-snaring argument don’t match up to the reality

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Scotland Hits Snag On Snaring

In the run-up to the 2011 Scottish election on 5 May, the League Against Cruel Sports and other campaigners are pushing hard for candidates to pledge their commitment to a ban on snaring. The Scottish Labour Party has already promised

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No WANE In Environmental Interests

Both Scotland and Northern Ireland have been focusing on the environment in Government lately. The first week of March saw both Scotland’s Government in Holyrood and the Northern Ireland Assembly pass their respective Wildlife and Natural Environment Bills. The Northern

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